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Kim Jong Un reportedly hints at possible use of tactical nukes

  • April 27, 2022
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All national dailies wrote that North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Tuesday that the nation held a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Monday to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army. DPRK leader Kim Jong Un reportedly stated at the parade: “The fundamental mission of our nuclear forces is to deter war, but our nukes can never be confined to the single mission of deterrent to war. If any forces try to violate the fundamental interests of our state, our nuclear forces will have to decisively accomplish an unexpected second mission.” The papers interpreted this remark to mean that Kim Jong Un indicated the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons. Mainichi conjectured that Kim’s remark was intended to send a warning to South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, who will be sworn in on May 10.

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